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Ghana: Alert advising against non-essential travel to Nigeria unauthorised

Ghana: Alert advising against non-essential travel to Nigeria unauthorised
November 17
10:25 2022

The Ghana ministry of foreign affairs and regional integration says it is not aware of any security alert warning the country’s citizen against non-essential travel to Nigeria. 

The ministry made the clarification in a statement on Wednesday in Accra, the country’s capital city.

The ministry said an unauthorised travel advisory restricting Ghanaians from travelling to Nigeria for unimportant matters was published on November 16.

“The ministry of foreign affairs and regional integration wishes to refer to the travel advisory published this evening, Wednesday, November 16, 2022 advising against non-essential travel to Abuja and wishes to state that the statement was unauthorised,” the ministry said.

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“The ministry is not aware of any threat targeted at Ghanaians who continue to live in harmony with their Nigerian brothers and sisters.

“The ministry of foreign affairs and regional integration regrets any inconvenience this may have caused to the travelling public.”

Earlier, the US, UK and Canadian governments had issued a security alert warning of increased terror attacks in Nigeria, particularly, the federal capital territory (FCT).

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According to the alert published on the US website, the country warned its citizens in Nigeria against visiting recreational centres, hotels, clubs, restaurants, bars, and government buildings, including schools, markets as well as places of worship said to be targeted by terrorists.

However, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) , in an updated advisory released on November 7, dropped its warning against travel to the FCT but warned of a small level of risk in the country’s capital.

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